Tech Data Offers New End-to-End Solutions and Enablement Tools Through Solutions Center

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CLEARWATER, Fla., June 27, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced the grand opening of its expanded Solutions Center at its headquarters in Clearwater, Florida. A sales enablement space for Tech Data and its partners, the new Solutions Center features a 6,000+ square foot IT solutions lab and millions of dollars in IT products. It encompasses the latest technologies so customers can visualize the full end-to-end solution. Available to business owners, technicians, sales and end users alike, all can utilize and benefit from the Solutions Center.

"The Tech Data Solutions Center showcases the latest technology, offers both hands-on and remote training, and delivers unified communications to our partners, customers and their end users," said Pete Peterson, senior vice president, U.S. Sales at Tech Data. "Technology is constantly advancing, and the Solutions Center provides complete, all-encompassing solutions that enable our partners to learn and grow their business, all in one location."

Schneider Electric Data Center Xperience

Within Tech Data's Solutions Center, Schneider Electric created the "Data Center Xperience" that includes racks, power, and cooling infrastructure in order to enhance the capabilities and technology. This is largest of its kind within U.S. distribution, showcasing the latest technology and robust product offerings that provides customers with the full experience.

Included in the launch, Schneider Electric installed the following into the Solutions Center:

  • Symmetra PX 100KW modular UPS
  • Hot Aisle Containment System (HACS)
  • Modular PDU/Breaker system
  • InRow cooling
  • Uniflair perimeter cooling
  • StruXureware DCIM software
  • NetBotz physical security and environmental monitoring

Schneider Electric's Xperience Center provides Tech Data with access to all of the data and tools needed to operate the data centers, which are now more reliable, efficient, productive, safe and green.

Peterson continued: "Schneider Electric played an integral role in laying the infrastructure in the Solutions Center. The collaborative build truly creates a best-in class-experience for our customers, and we thank Schneider Electric for their continued partnership."

"The Schneider Electric Data Center Xperience enables Tech Data partners to actually see real end-to-end data center solutions available for their customers in a unique and interactive setting," said Shannon Sbar, vice president, Channel North America, Schneider Electric. "Showcasing our innovative power, cooling and DCIM solutions in this way allows visitors to envision real-world solutions for their customers that can lead to increased energy savings and efficiencies throughout their facilities."

Tech Data's Solutions Center provides the following:

  • Latest technologies
  • Proof-of-concept
  • Technology seminars
  • Video conferencing
  • Consultative sessions
  • Training
  • Remote demos

The new experiences housed in the Solutions Center include the Systems & Peripherals IT Experience Center, the BYOD Technology Center, the revamped Medical Pavilion, and TDCloud demos. New technologies on display in the Solutions Center are provided by the following partners: Brocade, Cisco, EMC, HP, IBM, LifeSize, McAfee, Microsoft, Oracle, Symantec and VMware.

In the Tech Data Solutions Center, partners can earn certifications, view demos and learn about the newest innovations in technologies across all industries. It provides partners with leading hardware and software vendors to provide our resellers with specialized solutions, services and expert resources.

To visit Tech Data's Solutions Center, contact the Tech Data team at 800-237-8931 ext. 82175. To learn more about the Solutions Center, visit the following website:

For those unable to visit the Solutions Center at Tech Data headquarters, Tech Data has partnered with key vendors to create a Virtual Solutions Center. This provides our partners and their customers with a collection of virtual demos and online training. To tour the Solutions Center online, visit

About Tech Data

Tech Data Corporation is one of the world's largest wholesale distributors of technology products, services and solutions. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value added services enable 120,000 resellers in more than 100 countries to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users. To learn more, visit, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Schneider Electric

As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructure, Industries & Machines Manufacturers, Non-residential Building, Data Centers & Networks and in Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the company's 140,000 plus employees achieved sales of 30.8 billion US dollars (24 billion euros) in 2012, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy. To learn more, visit, www.schneider‑

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Source:Tech Data Corporation